Hummingbird Cake (www.myrecipes.com)
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 large eggs (beaten)
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 8 oz can of crushed pineapple, undrained
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 2 cups chopped bananas
Pour batter into three greased and floured 9 inch round cakepans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Spread cream cheese frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake, sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top.
Store in refridgerator.
Cream Cheese Frosting (www.myrecipes.com)
- 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 16 oz package powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Stir in vanilla.
What would I do differently next time? Well, first I wouldn't be so scared to use the icing. I would have put more between the layers of cake. I didn't do that this time because I was afraid I was going to run out and not have enough to ice the entire cake. Secondly, I could not for the life of me figure out why the sides of the cake weren't straight. I asked my cousin Leslie's grandmother (she is the queen of layered cakes in our family) what I did wrong. She told me I need to cut the top off of each cake that has raised up. Once I do this then it would straighten things out a bit.
What's the rating of this cake... Dan rated it an 8. I have to admit, I was kind of disappointed since this masterpiece took a lot of work. BLAH! Better luck next time I suppose.